The Fiscal Agent
by Josh Harris, Founding Partner, The Bon Vivants
This cocktail picks up slightly bitter notes from the Green Chartreuse and cacao tincture. The sweetness of the Luxardo® Maraschino Liqueur blends well with the sweet vermouth and Maker's Mark® Bourbon. This drink is a rocking aperitif.
- 1-1/4 parts Maker's Mark® Bourbon
- 1/2 part Green Chartreuse
- 1/2 part Carpano® Antica Vermouth
- 1/4 part Luxardo® Maraschino Liqueur
- 3 dashes cacao tincture*
- Burnt orange zest, for garnish
- Orange peel, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Stir until well chilled and diluted. Strain into chilled coupe. Burn orange zest on top of the cocktail and discard the peel. Using a potato peeler, peel an orange peel, zest the fresh oil on top as well, then rub around the rim of the glass and drop in.
Pack a mason jar with cacao nib. Fill with Maker's Mark® Bourbon and cap. Let it sit for at least a week, shaking a little every so often. When peak flavor has been achieved, strain through a chinoise packed with cheese cloth and store in an empty bitters bottle or eye dropper.